Thematic Thursday Gets Down to the Bones

Thematic Thursday is a weekly teacher linky party focused on the sharing of ideas for a different theme each week. This week's theme is "Dem Bones", and bloggers are asked to share their favorite resources, book ideas, activities, and suggestions to help students learn about spiders.  Please grab the image above as well as the template below, write up your post sharing your ideas, resources, and anything that fits the theme, and link up your blog name and intended grade level for the resources and ideas you share.  (Example-Comprehension Connection-4th and 5th)  Please remember that this link up is for blog posts only.  No store links will be allowed even with freebies as the hope is for readers to return to these themes later in the year or when they wish to focus on the theme.  Many themes can be used any time of year. The image below can be used to plan out your posts and once completed works beautifully for pinning. [This board] has been formed to collect our planning sheets as well as other themed resources.  I look forward to reading your posts.  Now, on to mine...

It's a spooktacular day for Thematic Thursday.  This week, it's all about skeletons and the human body.  Bloggers might share materials about other systems of the body beyond the skeletal system, but my post focuses on it.  Here is my theme planning sheet, but I'll elaborate on a few of the items.
This week, I thought I'd share some of the cute skeleton themed activities I came across.  I am thinking this theme may be especially fun for Halloween day.  Personally, I am going with the ideas from my candy corn link from two days ago, but I'll share a few possibilities for those who want an easy planning day.  Who knows...my students may vote for skeletons instead.

Of all the books I included, my favorite has to be Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Guyler.  It really is a great book, and I found this great reading of it on Youtube. Just click on the book jacket to get to it, and while you're reading/listening to it, you can have your students sequence the events on this story frame.  I think a great writing prompt after it would be writing a story about how you'd help skeleton get rid of his hiccups.

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Need a stretch break?  This link includes the text and the music for students to read along.  Using music with the lyrics is a great way to work on reading fluency.  Check it out!
Halloween songs for the classroom.  Teach parts of the body with Shake Them Skeleton Bones song.

Finally, I thought these craftivities would be great fun and with labeling, would teach your little people about the bone names.

Easy Q-Tip Handprint Skeleton Craft #Halloween craft for kids to make | CraftyMorning.com Kindergarten Skeletons (LizzLessons via RainbowsWithinReach) My bones like to __ SKELETON CRAFT | learningenglish-esl - can be used for science unit on human body or used for art project at Halloween or for Halloween decorations
Well, I hope these ideas helped you bone up on your skeletal system and gives you a few resources to use.  Have a spooktacular weekend!




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